EMISSIONS & AIR QUALITY Smart Class, North 2022 Retrospectives Round-Up


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Back on June 17th, we hosted EMISSIONS & AIR QUALITY Smart Class, North 2022 at The Carriageworks Theatre, Leeds. If you missed any of the subsequent presentation “Retrospectives”, here’s another opportunity to gain valuable insights from our Innovation Sponsors (Marston Holdings with Vortex IoT, Slingshot Simulations and ZiggyTec) and Keynotes (Leeds City Council, HS2, University of Leeds and the Leeds Sustainability Institute at Leeds Beckett University)…

If you satisfy our regular delegate qualification criteria* for an Emissions & Air Quality Smart Class but were unable to join us on the day for this live in-person event, CLICK HERE and complete the short “Download form” at the bottom of the post to receive a unique link giving free of charge access to all of the presentation videos, recordings and slides. Alternatively, click on your preferred presentation title from below to re-visit an individual retrospective:

  1. “The Decarbonisation of Transport and Improving Air Quality in a Growing City”
  2. “Data Led Air Quality Improvements and Transport Decarbonisation”
  3. “Living Labs – Learning from our Urban Environment”
  4. “Sustainable Digital Twins and Future Air Quality Scenarios”
  5. “Innovation in Construction – Eliminating Diesel”
  6. “Would You Serve Your Guests Dirty Water?” 

*Those qualifying to receive the presentation videos and rich media content from this event include commissioning, procurement, trialling and partnering leads, senior influencers, strategic decision makers and planners from: local authorities (e.g. city, borough, metropolitan, district and county councils); public and private transport operators/service providers; sub-regional transport bodies, combined authorities, integrated transport authorities and passenger transport executives; road operators and highways authorities; freight and logistics operators; airports and port operators; vehicle manufacturers; energy providers; potential partners from industry (e.g. retail, construction, manufacturing and waste management sectors) and healthcare; DfT, Defra, EA, BEIS, DHSC and supporting national agencies; prime contractors etc.


Here’s what some of our delegates and stakeholders had to say about EMISSIONS & AIR QUALITY Smart Class, North 2022:

“An excellent and useful event” – Project Manager – Sustainable Energy & Air Quality, Leeds City Council • “A Friday well spent in Leeds at the Emissions & Air Quality Smart Class. Really informative keynotes from Leeds University, Leeds Beckett, Leeds City Council and HS2. Great discussions around the decarbonisation of transport, EV charging, eliminating diesel in construction, learning from our urban environment using living labs and how we can use hyperlocal data to improve air quality. Thanks to Smart Classes for organising” – Transport Development Analyst, Liverpool City Region Combined Authority “Great event – looking forward to the next one!” – Senior Project Engineer, Derbyshire County Council “Thanks very much for inviting me and Daniel to the session on Friday. It was really well structured and informative! Great networking too!” – Senior Environmental Health Officer, Selby District Council “Thank you, it was a great day!” – Environmental Health Technician, Selby District Council “Met my expectations and all of the presentations were useful” – First Route Project Manager, Coventry Very Light Rail at Coventry City Council “Very impressed! Interesting presentations, productive conversations and less of the ‘fluff’ of many events. Thanks for an engaging event on Friday – I really enjoyed the format and content and will certainly be recommending future events to colleagues” – Environmental Consultant, Mott MacDonald 

“A pleasure to speak at Smart Classes’ Emissions & Air Quality North today on Living labs, collaboration and partnerships for the goals alongside Jim Parker. Some great keynotes and innovators to connect with and learn from, and hopefully some opportunities to work together soon!” – Sustainability Manager, University of Leeds “Thank you very much. It was a fantastic meeting” – Research Officer, Leeds Sustainability Institute at Leeds Beckett University “Well worthwhile – thank you! Good connections made at all of the roundtables and great follow up agreed with a number of attendees” – Executive Chairman, Slingshot Simulations (Innovation Sponsor) • “Great experience speaking on Friday at the 2022 Emissions & Air Quality Smart Class North, discussing the role graph technology and digital twins can play in Leeds City’s target to reach net zero by 2030” – Application Engineer, Slingshot Simulations (Innovation Sponsor) • “Great event, thanks!” – COO, Slingshot Simulations (Innovation Sponsor) • “Happy clean air day! What better way to celebrate than a train up to Leeds to present at an emissions and air quality smart class tomorrow!” – Director of Environment, Marston Holdings (Innovation Sponsor)“Great engagement in Leeds last month at EMISSIONS & AIR QUALITY Smart Class, North 2022” – Founder & CEO, ZiggyTec (Innovation Sponsor)

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Buyer side stakeholders (e.g. councils/local authorities, transport authorities, transport operators, highways authorities, waste collection authorities, developers, utilities, public service providers, critical infrastructure operators, government agencies, prime contractors etc) meeting the qualification criteria described on the individual event page (click selected Smart Class from the schedule above) can apply for a free delegate place by completing the “Registration form” located at the bottom of that page.

Up to 5 innovators/solution vendors can be accommodated at each Smart Class in an “Innovation Sponsor” capacity: Peruse the Event Sponsorship page for full details on “Smart Class Innovation Sponsorship Packages”. Check out our Testimonials page (or the individual Smart Class event pages) for feedback from previous delegates, sponsors and supporters.

Stay Safe, Feel Safe: The number of delegates at a Smart Class is usually capped at 50 and, despite the government’s lifting of restrictions, venues selected to host a Smart Class are required to operate a ‘Covid-Secure Standards Charter’ and to remain vigilant. We ask all delegates to ensure that they are fully vaccinated or have had a negative covid test within 48 hours of the event. Bottles of hand sanitiser are included on all tables and, if you prefer to wear a face covering, we’re continuing to provide full face-visor shields which you may find more comfortable than a face mask, especially during the roundtable discussions.

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EMISSIONS & AIR QUALITY Smart Class, North 2022

EMISSIONS & AIR QUALITY Smart Classes show key buyer side stakeholders how they can deploy the latest digital technology-enabled solutions, data-driven strategies and best practices to improve urban air quality and drive down emissions and air pollution in our cities and regions.


   Leeds, UK

Sponsored by
Marston Holdings
Slingshot Simulations
Vortex IoT

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